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Boyfriend to stand trial in Rosemary Flynn death

Posted: October 20, 2011 4:44 p.m.
Updated: October 20, 2011 4:44 p.m.
 


SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country man was ordered Thursday to stand trial on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend in 2010.

Bryon Jeffrey Murray, 29, was ordered to appear for trial next month in San Fernando Superior Court on charges of vehicular manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rosemary Flynn.

Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Feldstern delivered his finding Thursday afternoon following two days of evidence presented at a preliminary hearing called to determine if there was enough evidence to proceed to trial.

The court heard a recording Thursday of the 911 emergency call placed the day Flynn died.

"It was especially troubling to hear the 911 call," said Flynn's mother, Lucia, outside the courtroom after the order for trial was delivered.

"We heard tires screeching and what sounded like Rosemary screaming," said Matt Flynn, Rosemary Flynn's father.

"We are pleased with the decision," he said. "Justice will be served."

Sheriff's homicide Detective Ron Duvall, one of two witnesses who testified Thursday, said outside the courtroom that he, too, was pleased to see the case proceeding to trial.

Murray was arrested in June on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in connection with Flynn's death.

He pleaded not guilty to those charges in San Fernando Superior Court later that month.

Flynn, 21, of Canyon Country, died in July 2010 of a fractured skull after the couple argued outside their Canyon Country apartment and she hit her head on the pavement.

At the time of Murray's arrest, homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said witnesses told them Flynn and Murray got into an argument outside the apartment they shared on Jakes Way after the two got back from a Canyon Country bar and restaurant about 1:30 a.m. on July 31.

Flynn hit her head on the asphalt after allegedly grabbing the door of Murray's truck as it pulled away.
Also presented at the preliminary hearing was a three-minute re-enactment prepared by traffic investigators.

 

 

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